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We work with colleagues across King's and partner institutions in Australia to:

  • support Australia-focused research and teaching at King's
  • promote research innovation through collaborations between King's and Australia-based researchers
  • develop policy-making and public affairs connections between Australia and the UK

King's Australia Partnership Seed Fund

The King's Australia Partnership Seed Fund is not running in 2020/21 due to COVID-19. We hope to provide an update on the funding call in January 2021.

This fund is eligible to all King's academic and research staff.

All proposed activities must involve collaborations with partners from Australian institutions, which may include higher education organisations, research institutues/centres, NGOs, and governemet links.

Your proposal must have a clearly defined focus and serve as a catalyst for the development of new joint projects. Your proposed activities can be either focused on one discipline or be of interdisciplinary character.

Within your proposal, you must include clearly explained objectives, how your activities align with the faculty and institute and take into consideration of the benefits to King's and relationship building with Australian partners under the King's key strategies of Vison 2029.

This funding can be used to plan and develop research and education opportunities leading to longer and sustainable collaborations. Proposals may work with existing King’s Australian partners to expand existing collaborations, or facilitate the creation of new links with different groups and institutions settings.

The activities can take place in Australia or at King’s, and ideally within 12 months of the announcement of the awards.

Australia UK Leadership Forum

In partnership with The Policy Institute, the Menzies Australia Institute delivers the Australia UK Leadership Forum (AUKLF). The AUKLF is a bi-annual high-level meeting to discuss and explore key shared policy challenges faced by the UK and Australia. It brings together policymakers, researchers and civil servants to tackle the challenges shared between both countries. The core themes are: • Security • Economic cooperation and trade • Research and innovation • Climate Change The next forum will take place in London in 2021.


King's Indigenous

In 2019, we proudly launched King’s Indigenous, an Indigenous-led research, teaching and service project in the heart of London. Contributors will identify key global challenges facing First Peoples and develop strategic responses using collaborative First-People-centred, ‘lawful’, clear-sighted, and innovative research methodologies, with outputs directed towards policy, practice as well as scholarly debate and theory. 

The goals of King's Indigenous are:

  • to contribute to the internationalisation of Australian Indigenous Knowledge through Indigenous-led research, teaching and engagement at the interface of multiple cultures in the heart of London.

  • to develop innovative approaches to global challenges by exploring, testing and applying First-Peoples-centred concepts and practices of research, exchange and teaching.

  • to build new, ‘decolonised’, robust, nurturing and sustainable structures of pedagogy fit for a period of extraordinary environmental, technological, economic and social change.

  • to develop pathways for research, educational, political, administrative, economic, financial, and/or cultural leadership by First Peoples at local, national and international levels.

  • to begin scoping the feasibility, value to Australian and other First Peoples, and potential benefit for the United Kingdom and King’s, of developing a global First Peoples-centred research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in London.

Research across the Global Institutes

Our cross-cutting thematic research groups, which bring together members from across the five institutes, bring a diverse approach to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

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Menzies Screening Series

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the screening series is currently running online.


News and events from the King's Global Institutes